Edward Clifford Gordon papers, 1880-1965.


Gordon, E. C. (Edward Clifford), 1842-1922. Edward Clifford Gordon papers, 1880-1965.

Edward Clifford Gordon papers, 1880-1965.

Collection comprises photocopies of material on Robert E. Lee and on the surrender of the Confederate Army at Appomattox Courthouse. Includes a copy of the Gordon's draft (dated about 1880) for a lecture on Lee's post-war life, as well as a copy of undated notes on Lee as president of Washington College that were compiled from Gordon's papers by his son. There is also a copy of an excerpted article from THIS WEEK magazine (1965 July 4) that describes Lee's surrender at Appomattox; it is probably unrelated to the original collection. Acquired as part of the George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana.

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Washington College (Lexington, Va.)

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Gordon, E. C. (Edward Clifford), 1842-1922

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Confederate Officer, Presbyterian Minister, College President. Attended University of Virginia; enlisted a private 3d Company Richmond Howitzers. Ordanace officer on the staff of General Echols. Post-War, he attended Washington College and Union Theological Seminary. He was a Presbyterian minister in Savannah, Georgia, and became President of Westminister College in Missouri. From the description of Edward Clifford Gordon papers, 1880-1965. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record ...

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

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Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...

George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana

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The George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana (sometimes referred to as the George Washington Flowers Memorial Collection) honors George Washington Flowers, a trustee of Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) from 1897-1918. Some of his children graduated from Trinity College, including Robert Lee Flowers, President of Duke University from 1941-1948. The collection was established and endowed by his children for the purpose of collecting materials concerning the history and literature o...

Washington and Lee University. University Library

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